Dr. Runoko Rashidi
Come with Me to Cuba
December 2 – 12, 2016
$3199.00 (Dbl) – Cash
$3499.00 (Sng) – Cash*
This is a tour that will focus on the culture, history and belief systems of the African Cuban people in Cuba. It will also include a very special visual presentation by Dr. Runoko Rashidi on the African Presence in the Americas. A ten day program that will include travel to Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Matanzas and Varadero. Space is very limited.
Cost includes round trip air from JFK. Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco as well as other departure cities are available upon request. West Coast departures will be
Day 1 – Friday, December 2, 2016 (West Coast Departures leave on December 1, 2016)
Welcome to Havana. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Use this time to unpack, unwind before to dinner at Paladar Valdes. Meals: D
Day 2 – Havana/Matanzas/Camaguey – Saturday-December 3, 2016
After breakfast you will depart to the city of Matanzas where you will visit a Temple to a sacred house to observe the Afro Cuban tradition of Tamboreros Practitioners. Later you will travel to the old French coffee plantation ‘La Dionisia’ where you will visit the original wells, the property of landowners, the barracks of enslaved Africans and other relics of the area.
Traveling on to Camaguey a number of historical monuments. After your tour you will go to your hotel to relax, explore and relax. Meals: B,L,D
Day 3– Camaguey/Santiago – Sunday – December 4, 2016
After breakfast you will depart to Santiago de Cuba. Today is a full day. Your tours include:
A walking tour of Santiago, a visit to El Cobre, A climb of the Cimarron Monument where the first enslaved African revolts took place. Later in the evening you will visit the Society of Tumba Francesca La Caridad de Oriente to experience Haitian folk traditions. Meals: B, D
Day 4 & 5 – Santiago / Bayamo / Trinidad – Monday/Tuesday – December 5 – 6, 2016
After breakfast you will visit the following:
You will visit the province of Granma, the birthplace of General Rosa de Bayama, she was the first Afro Cuban woman to fight for independence. She was a Warrior and Herbalist. ‘The Bayamesa’; Birthplace Museum Carlos M. de Cespedes, Father of the Nation; Wax Museum, Cathedral San Salvador de Bayamo. Meals: B,L,D
Day – 6 & 7 – Trinidad – Wednesday/Thursday – December 7-8, 2016
After breakfast you will depart for a full day of tours and visits.
A very special visual presentation hosted by Dr. Runoko Rashidi on the African Presence in the Americas Part 1.
Trinidad Tour, one of the first villages founded by the Spaniards in the early sixteenth century
, declared by UNESCO Cultural Heritage of Humanity villas. During your historical and cultural tour you will be able to visit the Councils of Trinidad: The Cabildo of Santa Barbara (Chango), one of the oldest in the city ; and Yemaya Temple House (Virgen de Regla), distinguished by the large influx of parishioners
Night. Visit the cultural center ‘Palacio de los Congos Reales’. It includes artistic presentation, live folk group Meals: B,L,D
Day 8 – Trinidad / Vinales / Havana – Friday – December 9, 2016
After breakfast you leave for to Viñales Valley in the province of Pinar del Rio
Know the natural beauties in Viñales, with a brief stop at the Ranchón the Barrigonas,
surrounded by typical rural houses and plantations. Meals: B,L
Day 9 & 10 – Havana – Saturday/Sunday–December 10-11, 2016
. It will also include a very special visual presentation by Dr. Runoko Rashidi on the African Presence in the Americas.
After breakfast you will tour the Historic Center of Old Havana, Cultural Heritage and the House of Africa. . Tour of the house and presentation of folk group Meals: B, L
Day 11 Havana – Monday – December 12, 2016
You depart to the airport. Meals: B
Accommodations: 4 Star Hotel Accommodations
Meals: Breakfast (11) Lunch (8) Dinner (7)
Credit Card payments require an additional fee for processing. Double $3299.00 and Single $3599.00
Tour includes: R/t Economy Air, Air Conditioned Motor Coach transportation to each location and tour as indicated in the above itinerary, hotel accommodations, meals as indicated, tours, services of English Speaking guide, entrance fees and Cuban Visa. Tour does not include: Gratuities of any kind, travel insurance (highly recommended because tour funds are nonrefundable once sent to Cuba). See us for details regarding Cuba Travel Insurance.
Deposit: $500 per person (nonrefundable)
Final Payment: October 1, 2016.
For Additional Information:
Kola Nut Travel
6080 Center Drive, Ste 600
LA, Ca 90045
(310) 674-0291 Ext 3 Fax (310) 684-3091